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Radio Show 291 Thursday January 31, 2019 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Eastern time Thursday January 31. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Winter – Tori Amos

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. Let’s begin with a lovely song about the end of summer.

1.) Winter Song – Lake Superior
2.) Winter – Dave Jarvis
3.) Cold Cold – Aaron Flinn
4.) Let’s – Milton Busker and the Grim Work

That’s the last song from the Grim Work album. I’ll have to find a new one to play all the way through starting next week. What a great album. Cool songs from Aaron, Dave and Lake. It’s cold. No reason to fight it. Let’s embrace it, but first, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for a hot performance.

5.) Hawks – Happy Spangler
6.) Bit O Honey – Happy Spangler
7.) Golden Cadillac = Happy Spangler
8.) Never Let Me Go – Happy Spangler

Thanks Ryan Cohen for literally making everything sound so great. Thanks to Sam Mark for helping with the setup and tear down. Thanks Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the video work. Special thanks to the band for a great performance and the surprise addition of Samara Lark Brown and Aya Inoue on backing vocals. OK, let’s dive back into winter.

9.) Cold Stompin’ – Ninja Custodian
10.) Wish For Winter – Near North
11.) Stylus Of Id – Soma
12.) Cold Wind – The Thursday Torys

Cool song from the lovely band. Id has references to Orion, who always brings winter. Cool songs from Near and Ninja. OK, let’s keep going.

13.) Cold Water Morning – Satori Bob
14.) Winter Is Finally Here – The Smittens
15.) Winter Snow – The Zi Trees
16.) Winter Blues – The Red Newts

That was recorded live at Nectar’s. I haven’t caught up with Zi for a while but saw them play a nice show last summer. Lovely song from Smittens. Bob used to play around town many years ago. OK, let’s play a band from the Boston area.

17.) Winter’s Gun – Slowdim
18.) Cold Night – Guthrie Galileo
19.) Heavy Winter Heavy Snow – My First Days On Junk
20.) Winter Is Over – Apartment 3
21.) Winter Bender – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome

Go out, have drinks, embrace winter, I like that idea from Rabbit. Cool wish from Apartment. I think Junk is an Urian Hackney band. Cool flow to that music. Guthrie comes to town often. OK, it’s definitely frosty out there.

22.) Frosty Pink Skies – Miku Daza
23.) Let The Cold In – Mr. Doubtfire
24.) Six Month Winter – Suburban Samurai
25.) It’s Cold – Black Rabbit
26.) Cold – Seth Yacovone Band

Cool song from Seth. I love the countdown in the Rabbit song. It sure seems that way Suburban. Lovely song from Doubt and smoking rocker from Miku. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs after
Long Cold Day – Fish
Apartment Song – The Tragically Hip
Cold Ethyl – Alice Cooper
Stone Cold – Rainbow
Wintermute – Black Pyramid
Growing Colder – TILT
James And The Cold Gun – Kate Bush
Winter Winter – The Waterboys
Mistrial Wind – Heart
Cold Gin – Ace Frehley
Travelin’ Band – Def Leppard
Moonage Daydream – David Bowie
When Men Did Rock – Derek Smalls
Time For Bedlam – Deep Purple
Twilight Alehouse – Genesis
Then – Yes
From Now On – Supertramp
Heavy – Clever Girls
Time To Get Out – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
regular awesome programming

 

 

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Radio Show 268 Thursday August 2, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday August 2. It can be streamed from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. I can seen you and you are amazing. You are beautiful. You can let that shine into our world at any time. Let out your super powers.

1.) Super Powers – The Dead Shakers
2.) Interstellar Kid – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
3.) Chosen Names – Julia Caesar
4.) Girl, Friend – T-Rextasy

Rex are from New York but stopped by town last Saturday to play at the Ramble showcase down by North st and North ave. They were so fun. Julia opened that show. Great new song form Jeremy’s new album Threaded. I love that new song from the Shakers. More about that in a bit. OK, here’s a delightful song from a delightful band.

5.) Red Rose – The Zii Trees
6.) Don’t You Wanna Know – The Thursday Torys
7.) St Patrick’s Day – Carraway
8.) Morning Again – Doll Fight

I miss Fight. They rocked so hard. Super cool song form Carraway. Great song from the Torys new album Future Folk. I’m sure I’ll get more on the air in the next few weeks. OK, here is the next song on The Uncanny Doom Service album. It’s cool that they tossed in a couple of clips of the Twilight Zone episode that this song was written about.

9.) Monsters Are Due On Maple Street – Doom Service
10.) Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely – Black Rabbit
11.) Ornan – Dirty Blondes
12.) Chum On The Drums – Bee Bee Sea

I don’t know it for sure, but it really sounds like Sea are singing Ornan is a chum so I had to play it with the Blondes song to celebrate the wonderful person Ornan McLean. He’s been through more than anyone should have to go through lately. We love you Ornan. Great cover from Rabbit and great rocker from Doom. Is it really that easy to dupe us humans? Sigh. OK, relax, get nice and chill, get yourself in a happy mood and let’s go. Let’s take a dive into a new album called All Circles Vanish.

13.) Can You Take Me Back – The Dead Shakers
14.) Surfin’ Ain’t As Fun As It Used To Be – The Dead Shakers
15.) Headless – The Dead Shakers
16.) Taung Child – The Dead Shakers
17.) Websdr.ewi.utwente.nl-8901 – The Dead Shakers
18.) I Will Bow And Be Simple – The Dead Shakers

That is such a fun and trippy album. There’s a lot more to it but that’s a nice chunk. Thanks for being so amazing Kevin Bloom! OK, I’ve been playing a lot of short songs tonight. Let’s stretch out a little.

19.) Random Earth – Elephants of Scotland
20.) Lines And Spaces – The Cancer Conspiracy
21.) Purpose and Object – The Contrarian
22.) The Road – Anders Parker

That’s such an amazing song from Anders. Great song from Casey Rae. Cancer played around in the ’90’s and still do shows now and then. I’m not sure what’s happening with the Elephants now that Ornan is no longer drumming for them. Either way, that’s a cool song. OK, this next band played the Ramble show too.

23.) Gorilla Monsoon – Barbacoa
24.) Who Do You Love? – The Red Newts
25.) My Life In The West – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
26.) It’ll Be OK – Let’s Whisper

I love that song from Whisper. David and the band are continuing their series of shows in Vermont libraries. They will be in Fairfax tomorrow and I may have to catch that one. I chose West for obvious reasons. After the show at the Ramble I walked the 10 or 20 feet over to The Old North Ender and caught some songs by the Newts. They played a fun version of that one and some cool original tunes that I will have to track down soon. Barbacoa are just amazing. OK, let’s take a deep dive into Heavy Flow, the new album from Julia Caesar

27.) Falter – Julia Caesar
28.) Nose Dive – Julia Caesar
29.) Ode To the River – Julia Caesar
30.) Hear Me Now – Julia Caesar

Such a great album from such a great band. It’s going to be fun to see where they go with it. OK, let’s play another new song from Jeremy.

31.) It’s Hard To Resist – Jeremy Gilchrist
32.) Parasite – Miku Daza
33.) Procession 1 – ROUGH FRANCIS

Such great songs from such thoughtful artists. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after
View From The Hill – Fish
Fully Completely – The Tragically Hip
Black, Blue, and White – The New Siberians
Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
The ConstruKction Of Light – King Crimson
Heavy – Clever Girls
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Astral Traveler – Yes
Rusalka, Rusalka-The Wild Rushes – The Decemberists
I’m So Bored With The USA – The Clash
This Dog Is The King Of The Losers – Bee Bee Sea
The Last Straw – Marillion
Addictions – Lucy Dacus
Mountain – Faun Fables
Morrigan – Children in Paradise
King Of The Mountain – Kate Bush
regular awesome programming

Radio Show 267 Thursday July 26, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday July 26. You can stream it from the website or here WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Lying Eyes – The Eagles

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of music. I missed you last week. I was on vacation and saw and bought a ton of music. Let’s begin with an artist I saw last Thursday at Ruach HaMaqom Synagogue.

1.) Intro/May 2017 – Adrienne Cooper Smith
2.) Oak Tree – The Beerworth Sisters
3.) Stars – The Zii Trees

Trees are so cool. I caught them Thursday at Radio Bean. I saw Julia Beerworth play with Josh Glass a couple of weeks ago and loved her voice and guitar playing. Adrienne rocked the electric banjo at the synagogue. More about the band that headlined the night soon. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live performance by Ivamae.

4.) Veil – Ivamae
5.) Changes – Ivamae
6.) Underheard – Ivamae
7.) Honey Bee – Ivamae

Wow, she is so amazing. Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making the sound so great and to Phoebe Zorn for the camera work. Check out the video for Underheard on YouTube. OK, so last Thursday the mighty Julia Caesar released their album Heavy Flow at the synagogue. Here is a song from it. There will be more later.

8.) Crimson – Julia Caesar
9.) Like Beads – Anachronist
10.) Pillar Of Truth – Lucy Dacus
11.) Dumb Smile – Clever Girls

Clever and Lucy played amazing shows at ArtsRiot a week ago Sunday. Anachronist played a great version of that one the Friday before at the Tarrant Gallery by The Flynn. Julia are just amazing. OK, this next artist visited town once and then morphed into a new band. I’m hoping for a return trip soon.

12.) Veratrum – Piqued
13.) Frosty Pink skies – Miku Daza
14.) Ego – When Particles Collide
15.) Falter – Julia Caesar

Yet another great Julia song. Particles could be anywhere. I thought that song would fit well in that set. Cool song from Miku’s album It’s A Fairy Tale, and a lovely song form Piqued. This next artist is lighting Vermont media on fire with their tour to support local libraries.

16.) Enemy – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
17.) L Ron Hubbard – Humble Hero
18.) Sugar Rush – Miku Daza
19.) Nothing Important – Doom Service

That’s the next song from the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week. I love the cosmic nature of that one. Cool song from Miku that we recorded a few weeks back at Robot Dog Studio. Humble finally released that song that is so fun, so I had to get it on the air. Great song from David. OK, let’s keep rocking.

20.) Earthquake – ROUGH FRANCIS
21.) Another Day Closer To Nothing – Grand
22.) F*ck the Alt-Right – Tetsuo
23.) Brave Coward – Green Chapel
24.) Sonic Boom – Bee Bee Sea

BBS came over from Italy and played a show at The Monkey House that I’m still reeling from. Chapel, Tetsou, and Grand played a killer show at Nectar’s a week ago Monday and all of those songs were played. Great new song from Francis! OK, let’s ease up a bit and jam out.

25.) Sideways – Binger
26.) Love In The Afternoon – The Thursday Torys
27.) Hear Me Now – Julia Caesar
28.) Julius Caesar – The New Siberians

I just had to do the Julia Julius thing. I caught a couple of songs from Brayden Patrick Baird from the Torys last Friday. Binger are everywhere but will come back to us soon.

Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after:
The Voyeur (I Like To Watch) – Fish
Locked In The Trunk Of A Car – The Tragically Hip
We’ll Go Too – The Tragically Hip
Mel’s Rockpile/Lakeside Park/Anthem – Rush
Sign Of the Gypsy Queen – April Wine
Now I’m Here – Queen
Signify – Porcupine Tree
The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Take Off – Bob and Doug McKenzie
Jacob’s Ladder – Rush
When Med Did Rock – Derek Smalls
Heavy – Clever Girls
Mimi On The Beach – jane siberry
OK, This Is The End, Eh – Bob & Doug McKenzie
Honest – Bob and Doug McKenzie
Regular awesome programming.

 

The Zii Trees at Radio Bean and Julia Caesar and Adrienne Cooper Smith at Ruach HaMaqom Synagogue July 19, 2018   Leave a comment

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Julia Caesar (regular configuration) pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music at Radio Bean and Ruach HaMaqom Synagogue. I ran some errands during the day, had some time at home to settle for a bit, then took the warm walk down to the Bean.

I got in and settled and The Zii Trees began to play. They opened with a song called The Outside and we were on our way. They are a keys/vocals and Ukulele/vocals duo who play songs with sweet melodies and fun changes. They sing together in harmony and the stream of consciousness lyrics fly out quickly in an enchanting way. They sang a song called Stars then one called Ribbons that may have been about wearing the colors of the sunrise. They continued to drop little slices of pop joy on us with a song about winter. Ella put down the Uke and picked up an acoustic guitar for the title song to the Red Road album. The song had a nice strength and they said the album version had an electric guitar. Marika’s keys sounded lovely on the new one that I think was about a world you haven’t figured out. They sang about watching from a distance then sang here comes the cold. They played a new song about a hotel pool where you’re born again with chlorine burns and advised that you close your eyes and glide. They closed the completely delightful set with The Tide.

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The Zii Trees pic by Tim Lewis

I bought a CD, took the warm walk home, dropped it off, then headed over to the synagogue. I arrived close to seven, hung out and chatted with Frank DeAngelis, then about 7:30 Adrienne Cooper Smith took the stage. The stark sound of the electric banjo was beautifully jarring and juxtaposed with the sweet sounding voice. The vocals were mixed down just enough that it was hard to grab the lyrics so I went with the flow. Late in the set a song started with no one knows and had a noir onset of night feel to it. I did not know the cover, and as the set wound its way to the end Adrienne began some blistering finger picking that lit up the packed room. It was a great way to end an intriguing set. I need to listen again soon. Very soon.

 

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Adrienne Cooper Smith pic by Tim Lewis

Some speakers explored ideas such as taking tangible steps to create racial harmony, paying nurses what they are worth so we can have great ones when we need them, and supporting migrant farm workers, since they do so much for all of us.

A couple of minutes after the last one finished, Julia Caesar took the stage. They opened with Ode To The River and Chosen Names of the Heavy Flow EP that they just released. Katy’s voice shone bright and strong and was glorious when mixed with Liz and Meg’s. Both played cool guitar parts as Katy drove the melodies with her bass and Steven rocked the drums hard. They played a song about winter and light going to gray then played a new song about hearing the harmonies. Liz leaned her guitar into the amp to bring out a subtle and sweet feedback sound that put me in a happy place. Meg and Steven switched instruments for Bricks And Bones and Liz played some keys. They returned to the regular instruments for a sing along clap along song about how we are dying alone. It was more fun than you might guess. They sang one about all falling down and feet touching the ground and drowning. Liz and Steven switched instruments for a song about being washed up on your shore again, then they returned to the regular instruments for Nose Dive. They closed with a rocking version of Falter that had Liz pulling all sorts of cool sounds from her pedals.

After the show I chatted with Peg Tassey and Rabbi Jan for a bit then took the short and lovely walk home. What a fantastic night

 

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